The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs (Hardcover)

The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs By Mark Sperring, Maddie Frost (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Sperring, Maddie Frost (Illustrator)


A delightful picture book celebrating love and hugs in all kinds of animal families--perfect for Valentine's Day and year-round love, too!

From ducklings to seal pups, from bunnies to cubs, the littlest things give the loveliest hugs.

In this tender celebration of love, you'll find the sweetest bug hug, the cutest fox cuddle, and the gentlest elephant embrace you've ever seen. Playful poetry and bright illustrations of adorable baby animals will inspire cozy time from morning to night, all the way to bedtime.

About the Author

Mark Sperring is the bestselling author of numerous books for children, including I'll Catch You If You Fall and The Shape of My Heart. He has worked as a graphic designer and a screen printer, and is currently a bookseller and an author. Mark lives in Bristol, England.

Maddie Frost is the author and illustrator of Once Upon a Zzzz. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for animation. Maddie lives outside of Boston, and she invites you to visit her online at

Praise For…

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for December 2018

"Bright, layered art...calls to mind Eric Carle's collages.... The buoyant verse and lively artwork offer particularly strong read-aloud appeal."
Publishers Weekly

"The pictures are adorable and kids do love to snuggle."—Kirkus Reviews

"Charming...soothing...ideal for sharing at bedtime."—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316484343
ISBN-10: 0316484342
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 4th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English